Fb is bringing with each other 40 young leaders, builders, business people and transform makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two day party in Accra, Ghana, titled “Celebrating Icons of Change”. Using area on 23 & 24th August, the celebration aims to rejoice Africa’s following generation of leaders and innovators, even though supplying alternatives to network, join and develop beneficial dialogue.
With attendees hailing from 15 international locations from throughout Sub-Saharan African, participants will be created up of Facebook Neighborhood Leaders, Developer Circle Prospects, business owners, SMBs, as effectively as future change makers from the Africa Management College (ALU). Paying out two times networking, attending leadership and digital techniques workshops, and listening to from other young inspirational leaders from across the Continent, attendees will also be supplied the opportunity to give back to neighborhood communities in Accra by internet hosting workshops these types of as Coding for children, and mentorship sessions for other younger, up-and-coming SMBs and entrepreneurs.
Kezia Anim-Addo, Facebook Comms Supervisor, Sub-Saharan Africa, commented: “I’m so very pleased that we’re bringing the very first function of its form for Fb to the Continent and to Ghana. At Facebook, we see our function as supporting and investing in many communities right here on the continent, in certain the youth. This celebration is about celebrating those people persons, the awesome talent, innovation and enterprises we’re observing arise, and the young folks who are accelerating this expansion, and constructing an extraordinary potential for the Continent. It’s a privilege for us to be able to provide collectively 40 icons of improve, and we glimpse forward to what the two times will maintain.”
Attendees represent nations from the area, which includes Ghana, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, DRC, South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia, and include things like:
Facebook Neighborhood Leaders who have started off Facebook Teams focused to a topic or collective knowledge, and are getting a constructive influence in their community. Martin Beck Nworah, for example, oversees a group of extra than 100,000 users on the Tale of Nigerians web page, although Gameli Adzaho from Ghana, who operates GLabGhana– a group group who deliver together college students, academics, scientists, researchers and science fans to community, understand and share scientific know-how, for the superior of humanity.
Fb Developer Circle prospects, a group-pushed initiative for developers, that users be a part of for totally free – permitting them to link, share tips, learn, and collaborate.
SMBs & Entrepreneurs, these are youthful persons who have commenced enterprises which are generating an affect in their communities and outside of. For example, Kahitouo from Burkina Faso, founder of FasoPro which specialises in packaging and offering African insects as choice resources of protein, and now has 360 income stores across 25 cities in Burkina Faso.